Video: Mary L. Gray Speaks About the New Book “Ghost Work”

Since the publication of Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri’s book Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, readers from around the world have been able to learn more about Amara On Demand (AOD), a sustainability program of the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF). Through discussions with AOD linguists, the … Continue reading Video: Mary L. Gray Speaks About the New Book “Ghost Work”

What subtitle file format should I use?

Subtitle formats can seem pretty complicated. It may seem easiest to just choose whatever format is most popular or widely supported, instead of the one that’s just right for what you plan to do with the subtitles. To help you make the best decision, we’ve compiled our recommendations for the best subtitle file formats to … Continue reading What subtitle file format should I use?

Amara Team Members, Your Opinions Needed on Amara’s New Filter Style

In our latest page update to Amara’s teams, we included a new filter style that’s significantly different from the way we display filters on the other team pages. We put the filters on top of the list so they don't take up the left side of the screen. We’re trying out this new filter style … Continue reading Amara Team Members, Your Opinions Needed on Amara’s New Filter Style

Franco-Provençal (Arpitan): Language Convergence at Alpine Heights

Spoken where France, Italy, and Switzerland meet, Franco-Provençal’s name also represents the frontier between linguistic regions. You can see where it is spoken on this language map from the Arpitan Cultural Alliance: Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, famous linguist of the 19th century, named Franco-Provençal after two groups of languages spoken in central Europe at the time: … Continue reading Franco-Provençal (Arpitan): Language Convergence at Alpine Heights